February 06, 1920 ‒ March 05, 2005
Lake VanWinkle, age 85, of Adamson St., Mt. Vernon, passed away on Saturday, March 5, 2005 at the MedCentral Hospital in Mansfield. He was born on February 6, 1920 in Knox County, son to the late Earl and Margaret (Mossholder) VanWinkle. Mr. VanWinkle was employed at the Continental Can Co., from which he retired in 1982, where he worked as a printer for 36 years. He was a member of the AMVETS Post#95, the VFW Post #4027, The Station Break where he enjoyed singing in the choir, and he faithfully attended the Bladensburg Presbyterian Church. He was an avid pool player and he also loved to walk on the Kokosing Gap Trail. He was a veteran serving in the Army during WWII in the European Theatre of War where he was awarded six bronze stars and good conduct medal.
He is survived by his loving wife, of 55 years, Edna (Coakley) VanWinkle, a son Thomas (Dottie) VanWinkle of Bladensburg, four daughters; Sherry (Charles) Beatty of Walhonding, Sue VanWinkle of Springfield, Lou Farmer of Mt. Vernon, Kay (Jim) Gump of Mt. Vernon, fourteen grandchildren, five step-grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, six step-great grandchildren, two brothers; Neil (Geneva) VanWinkle of Danville, Owen (Mary) VanWinkle of Battle Creek, MI and four nieces. He was preceded in death by two grandchildren; Amy Gump and Michael Farmer and four brothers; Clay, Kent, Carl, and Hugh VanWinkle.
Friends may call on Wednesday, March 9, 2005 at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home from 4 – 7 PM. A service will be held at the funeral home on Thursday beginning at 11 AM. Burial with military honors, provided by the Knox Co. Joint Veterans Council, will follow in Bladensburg Cemetery.
Memorial contributions can be made to: Salvation Army, 206 East Ohio Ave. Mt. Vernon, OH 43050 (OR) The Station Break, 501 South Main St., Mt. Vernon, OH 43050.
This obituary and guest registry can be viewed online at: www.snyderfuneralhomes.com